Enfys Nest – Paper Figure

Solo (digital) is out today! To celebrate here is a fun Paper Figure of Enfys Nest. Get your free download below:

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Click on the image below → Image will open in new tab → Right Click on Image → ‘Save Image As’ → Open Image on your computer → Select ‘Print‘ → Official Print Size is 24% on 110lb Card Stock

Enfys Nest PF

Enfys Nest PF Pro

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So I had a baby…

On March 3rd Emilia “Emi” May Diak came into the world and fell immediately into my heart.

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The past few months I’ve spent getting to know her, and figuring out this new life of being a father. Let me tell you, baby’s are no joke, but they are sooo worth it! I can be so frustrated with her, and then she can give me a little smile and all of the frustration just melts away.

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Work from the Past Few Weeks

There’s been a lot going on in my life the past few months. Selling a house, getting ready for a baby.

I’ve also been putting a lot of thought into where I want to take my career as an artist. With the baby coming my art time is going to be of high value. Forever seeing that the perpetual glass is half-full, I see this has a great opportunity to really focus on what needs to get done, and where I want to go.

Comics have always been a direction I’ve wanted to move towards, and I think this year might be the year where I actually start putting pen to panel.

Regarding this past month, with most of my commissions and fall/winter projects finished, I’ve been able to do some pieces just for fun. Let me know what you think in the comments:

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Meet the Artist

Ever since I first started posting drawings on social media, I always wanted to do one of those “#meettheartist” things. After several years of wanting to do one, I finally got around to actually doing one. So here it is! Let me know what you think.

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The New Sketch Wars

In November of 2013 I had the crazy idea to draw one Star Wars character a day counting down the 760 days that remained until the release of Episode VII. The catalyst for this idea was simple enough: To learn to draw better.

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The quest was soon after christened: Sketch Wars.

Once December 15th 2015 arrived and I had completed my quest, I began to wonder what the future of Sketch Wars should be. It took me two years of wondering but to make a long story short I decided to transition Sketch Wars from a platform that encourages myself to grow as an artist into a platform that encourages others to grow as artists. And so the Sketch Wars Drawing Club is born.

Here’s how it works is: I post a drawing prompt onto my Instagram and Twitter  accounts, then participants throughout the week complete and post a drawing based on the prompt. They then post their artwork onto their personal Instagram and Twitter accounts with the tag #sketchwarsdrawingclub.

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Two More X-Wing Interviews

A few months ago I had the opportunity to do some drawings of X-Wing Pilot Helmets to accompany John Bishops’ interviews of actors who’ve portrayed various X-Wing/Y-Wing pilots in various Star Wars films.

Instead of interviews this time around, John has written up some biography-esque articles about two of Star Wars most memorable late, pilot actors. Follow the links provided to read all about Porkins and Rogue Two (aka the man with the most boring but easiest to draw X-Wing helmet in history)

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Remembering Red Six: Bill Hootkins Was Jek Porkins

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Twisty for a Friend

Recently a friend of mine lost his brother. Since only few weeks ago he told me that his favorite character was Twisty the Clown from American Horror Story, I decided to gift him with a drawing of his favorite character.

For Danny

I didn’t know much about Twisty and was surprised to discover that, even though he’s absolutely terrifying, he’s actually a pretty sympathetic character.

(Drawn and colored digitally)

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Over the last year I’ve had the opportunity to do some character drawings from the upcoming blockbuster Star Wars: The Last Jedi for MakingStarWars.net

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Tie Fighter & the First Ever Sketch Wars Drawing Club

One of my goals with my Sketch Wars project is to encourage others to draw and to draw often. After finding several other drawing clubs on Instagram I decide to start my own!

I’ll be posting drawing prompts from time to time on my Instagram and Twitter.

First up we did drawings of TIE Fighters as I’ve wanted to draw a TIE Fighter for a really long time.

You can view the other amazing entries under the hashtag #SketchWarsDrawingClub on both Instagram and Twitter.
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This TIE Fighter was drawn digitally and then colored using Copic Markers.

He-Man = Hamlet?

I always have the desire to do non-Star Wars drawings, but for some reason I rarely do them. Something I would like to change.

On Instagram, @LifeForm.co has a weekly drawing club based on a key word. Last week that key word was: He-Man, so I thought it would be fun to participate.

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The concept is obvious. He-Man holding Skeletor’s head like Hamlet holds the skull during his famous soliloquy. To solidify the idea, the text, “To be or…Whatever” is placed at the top. That phrase just popped into my head while drawing. Not sure if it ultimately belongs, but the drawing just looked empty without it. Maybe it’s Skeletor saying it, rather than He-Man?

What do you think?

[Copic Sketch Markers and Pigma Pens on Cardstock ]